1 - We have your back: Advocacy for psychology is an NHPA top priority
Worried about the future of psychology and want to make sure your voice is heard? NHPA represents YOU and is the only organization in New Hampshire protecting your professional interests. There is strength in numbers, and as more psychologists become dues-paying members of NHPA, the strength of our voice with legislators and regulators grows. Our consultants, volunteers, and leadership regularly meet with legislators and regulators to advocate on behalf of psychologists to help advance the practice of psychology in New Hampshire. Our member volunteers work hard to keep psychologists abreast of issues that affect practice, privacy, patients’ rights, and any other professional matters as they evolve. Your annual dues help to support all legislative efforts in NH!
2 - Get good advice when you need it
Need a professional consultation? Just call us. You are not alone and can avoid professional pitfalls by accessing the resources of NHPA. Our members value timely, helpful advice and can count on NHPA to assist them in finding the resources they need. At no cost, as a member of NHPA, you can consult with our Ethics Committee, Director of Professional Affairs, Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee, or knowledgeable leadership team on any number of matters, and get answers quickly. By joining NHPA, you have more resources available to help you find answers to your questions on issues related to the business of practice, insurance and third-party payors, licensing laws, and regulations. NHPA has staff and volunteers who can direct you to resources that you need when you need them.
3 - Build your network
Want to collaborate with colleagues and belong to a community of professional psychologists? NHPA is the place for you to do both. With our Members-Only interactive listserv, you can stay connected with other psychologists, learn about what they are doing in their professional practices, and discuss a wide range of topics. This is a 24/7 resource that you can use when you become a dues-paying member of NHPA, whenever you have a question or need information and input from your psychologist colleagues. In addition, a large part of managing risk while dealing with challenging client issues is being engaged in on-going peer collaboration meetings. NHPA events and workshops allow you to get to know colleagues on a personal and professional level so you can join or create peer collaboration groups with like-minded people.
4 - Stay informed
Want to make sure you know what’s happening in the practice of psychology and how it affects your practice? Want to broaden your knowledge base? Want to learn about upcoming CE events? NHPA gives you the information you need to know, delivered right to your inbox with a weekly NHPA News in Brief.
5 - Grow your business
Looking for referrals to help grow your psychology practice? NHPA can help. Our members can join the NHPA Find-a-Psychologist Service, a program that puts consumers in touch with member practitioners. The sophisticated search engine on the Find-a-Psychologist web page enables consumers to search by location, gender, degree, services offered, and age groups served. Also, as you connect with other psychologists on the listserv or at CE events, you will be gaining valuable referral information for your clients. Bottom line: joining NHPA is good for your business.
6 - Get your CEs as a member and save money
Looking for affordable high-quality professional CE workshops and conferences? NHPA has them! Enjoy special member pricing at all NHPA-sponsored CE events. NHPA is also working to develop and provide additional online and virtual programs developed specifically for NHPA members. You can get top-of-the-line, updated information about practice issues that matter, keeping you up-to-date on innovative evidence-based practices and the most current research on a broad array of educational and professional topics.
7 - Make a friend
Many of our members will tell you that they have made close and meaningful friendships in NHPA that have lasted a lifetime.
8 - Build a better resume
NHPA welcomes members to get involved and take on leadership positions – who knows, maybe you want to be President? Listing your association membership and activities on your curriculum vita communicates to current and potential employers that you are an active, involved, and dedicated psychologist who works at staying connected and up-to-date.
9 - Become a mentor and/or get a mentor
Erik Erikson defined generativity as concern for guiding the next generation. Mentoring graduate students and Early Career Psychologists in NHPA is a rewarding way to give back to the profession and to fulfill your needs for professional generativity.
Experienced NHPA members can guide you if you are new to the state, whether you are fresh out of graduate school or transitioning your career to NH. We can give you important advice and guidance every step of the way.
10 - Take charge of your career
Joining NHPA can help you stay motivated and inspired about your life’s work. Meet new people, learn new things, feel less alone, and avoid burn-out. Online job listings available only to our members are a great way to find new professional opportunities in New Hampshire and surrounding areas.